tami sanders * paper crafter

tami sanders is a paper crafter that teaches locally and does design work for a few companies…


thank you!

a BIG thank you to all of you who took either of my two classes this month!

the “Christmas Spirit” altered book class went SMOOTH as silk! i think it was the best of my altered book series thus far! everyone really showed their Christmas mojo in keeping up with the pace of the class! i hope everyone enjoyed the class {and snacks}; i look forward to seeing some of you this wednesday in the “completor” class, where you’ll have a chance to get the book all finished.

the “Altered ATC Christmas Tray” class went well also; everyone seemed very excited and ready to proudly display their finished projects.

i spent a LOT of time prepping and planning both these classes, so i breathed a HUGE SIGH of relief once they were DONE!

i appreciate all of you who come and take my classes and support me with your generous words of encouragement.

i’m done for the year {well, after wednesday} and am looking ahead to the new year. i probably won’t be posting too much here until january, so please check out the CLEARSNAP BLOG for projects from me, jean – the other blog hostess, and the rest of the design team members. we’ve got some fabulous holiday and new year’s projects coming up, so tune in to be INSPIRED!

here’s a peek at my blog post for today on the Clearsnap Blog – please visit the blog for all the details and directions…

thanks again,

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ckc houston…

i am wrapping up all the prep for my 2 classes at CKC Houston

thanks to lori and tinka for their help in getting things ready! i’ve got all the class kits bagged up,  all the supplies are lined up {well almost}, and i’m trying to finish all the last minute little details.

i’ve had months to get ready – and it seems like it has TAKEN months to get ready, but it’s finally almost here! we leave thursday morning for houston; we’ll stop and shop along the way. then friday morning – bright and early – i’ll have my first class!

there were a lot of great classes offered and i couldn’t resist signing up for a few, and tinka, laura and i also signed up for the friday nite CKC crop so we could get a little scrapp’n in.

registration has closed, but you can still sign up for classes and crops once you get to CKC, so you might want to check out what’s offered. my friend charlotte always takes the QUICK QUOTES classes and says they are always great! she likes the SEI classes too, and i’ve enjoyed the one’s of theirs that i have taken.

the classes i’ll be teaching are:

PHOTOFULL LAYOUTS:

in this class you’ll get to make 2 – 2 page layout. each has a different technique to get MORE photos on your pages. the techniques are easy to learn and to do, so you’ll be able to incorporate them into your own layouts as well.

the “LIFE IS GOOD” MINI ALBUM is my other class…

you’ll get 3 sets of stickers and 1 set of cardstock stickers, a $13.00 value, to use to complete your mini book. this book features papers and embellishments from Reminisce’s Unwritten line. the colors are vintage-bright, and will compliment the photos you use in your book.

i hope to see some of you in houston; i’m looking forward to it!

—tami


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4th of july layouts…

i did 2 sample layouts for SCRAPBOOK 911 for 4th of july that i wanted to share…

this one uses the brand spanking new STARS & STRIPES collection by REMINISCE

that’s charlotte’s kiddos – lulu and tony in the photos! thanks charlotte!

and this layout features the new Starlight collection by Pink Paislee…

sorry the photos aren’t better – i usually like to bring the layouts home and scan them so they look NICE and BRIGHT. but since it was so close to the 4th already, i didn’t want to take them down to do that! if you like either of these layouts, SCRAPBOOK 911 has BOTH collections in stock. {and PSST! they are having a BIG sale on july 3rd, so you can get 30% off all the papers and supplies you need to make them!}


mom & me pj crop…

i just noticed that the mom & me pj crop at SCRAPBOOK 911 was not on their web calendar, i’m not sure if it is on the paper calendar or not.  i apologize for not catching that sooner, but i DID want to let anyone who was interested know that we WILL be having the pj crop so PLEASE sign up if you’d like to come and crop with your child{ren}! it will be on thursday, july 8th from 5 to 9.  snacks are included {but dinner isn’t so please eat before you come or bring something with you!} the crop is priced at just $5 per person. moms must stay, and they can bring as many kids as they can supervise! so your kids can invite friends to crop with them if they like.

the wearing of your PJ’s is optional, but we sure had a lot of fun cropping in our jammies last month, here’s some photos…

there are also 2 other mom & me classes coming up in july:

first up is the “regular” mom & me class on saturday, july 10th from 10:00 to noon. you and your child will work together to make a set of card for various occasions.  they will be SO proud to give these cards because they made them themselves!  

 

then, on  tuesday, july 20th  from 10:30 to 12:30 will be mom & me “our day out”. “our day out” is a special class for summer; by special request from the KIDS! BOTH you and your child will EACH have your OWN project to work on for ONE low price! this month, the kids will be making an altered composition book…

while the moms will be making a summer themed 2 page layout…

please e-mail me if you have any questions about any of these special “kid” classes!


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woof!

i did this sample layout for SCRAPBOOK 911 using the new MAX & WHISKERS and BASICS lines by Basic Grey…

we only have a guinea pig, no dogs or cats – but i really LOVED the colors in this line! i bought most of them – that didn’t have dog or cat designs – because the colors were great. having 2 boys, it’s sometimes hard to find papers with “boy colors”.

i’m also a HUGE fan of the new Basics line. i am a sucker for office supplies, so i had to have it ALL!


new webster’s pages…

SCRAPBOOK 911 got in several of the NEW Webster’s Pages lines and they were SO pretty, i just had to play with them!

i did this sample layout using papers and embellishments from Lullaby Lane and Life’s Portrait lines…

i love cutting little bits out of printed papers and collaging them, and these lines are perfect to do that with. i added some of the cute Bloomer trim in the bottom right of the layout – they look like pretty roses – when they don’t get smashed on a scanner!

i think these papers and embellishments would be beautiful for heritage pages or even sweet pics of your favorite little girl. there are lots of ways to mix and match the double sided papers.

i did use the distress stickles in rock candy on some of the flowers, butterflies and accents, but it doesn’t really show up in the photos.

most of the details don’t show up real well in the layout view either, so here are a few close-ups…

i cut out this motif from a printed paper, and also cut out the border and butterfly that accent it. i used the border as kind of a “signpost” to place all the tiny stickers on – i LOVE those!

this close-up shows the rose panel piece complete with “chandelier” that i cut out and slid under the diecut paper. the cut out “completes” a similar design on the die cut paper and makes it look like the roses came under the border.

here, another piece of that rose paper repeats and echoes the pattern again. and the peach roses from the bloomers trim are in the bottom corner – but they were SQUISHED when i scanned the page. I also cut along the scroll design in order to slip the photo mat ends behind it.

and here,  you can see where i cut along the scroll pattern so that i could slip the edge of the diecut paper behind it. i also cut out the roses in the corner and added them on 3D dots.

tfl!


new Reminisce lines!

REMINISCE has released 2 brand new lines!

the first one is called FAIRY TALES

FTA 550

this super cute line has 3 characters you are SURE to recognize! The papers are all double sided and the BIG stickers are FUN! here’s a sample layout i did for SCRAPBOOK 911 —  {yes, they still have SOME of these papers in stock –  but they are going fast!}

all the supplies are by Reminisce except for the cardstock and ribbon.

the other new line is called THE WILD…

TW PS 600 

this fun line would be great to use for zoo outings with your kiddos. i love the bright aqua, yellow and orange mixed with the earthy browns and greens!

you can see project samples from the design team using both of these lines on the Reminisce blog. 

AND — the deadline for the REAL SPORTS CONTEST has been extended to National Scrapbook Day – so you still have time to get in on the $$$ prizes!

here’s a link to the REMINISCE BLOG so you can check out all the samples and contest info.


pics from m & t at scrapbook cottage…

the make and take at SCRAPBOOK COTTAGE went great today!

there was a nice little crowd waiting to get started and a steady stream of ladies {and a few gentlemen} after that.

the staff at cottage was SUPER nice and had a nice cozy little place set up for the make & take. i think everyone enjoyed themselves and liked the project we made.

here are some photos of the make & take in action…

i had designed a layout to utilize the pocket we made in the make & take…

if you’d like the directions for this project just click HERE! 

i’d like to thank scrapbook cottage for having me! thanks patty, carolyn, jenn and sabrina.

don’t forget about the mini book class – “life is good” – at cottage on april 29th, there is still limited space available.


news flash!

okay, i can FINALLY share my “big news”!

CLEARSNAP has started a new blog and they asked ME to help host it!

my very first blog post went up this morning! i’m very excited about this, and i hope YOU will be excited by the new blog! i’ll be posting 2 new projects every week, and each project will have a complete supply list and directions. projects for all skill levels – newbie to die hard stampers – will be covered.

i would appreciate it if you would pass the word AND if you’d stop by to take a peek. visit OFTEN if you like what you see. and please – leave me a comment, i’d LOVE to hear what you think!

thanks for letting me share my news with you, i’ve been waiting to announce it for a LONG time!

—tami


real sports layouts…

REMINISCE recently asked the design team members to come up with some layouts using the REAL SPORTS line…

here’s a few i did…

the first 3 layouts are 6 X 6 and the last one is 12 X 12 {thanks sandee for the football pic!}.

if you have an athletic child or a sports minded hubbie, you should check out this line for any sports-themed layouts. they have papers and great embellishments for lots of different sports, and the colors really set off the colors in your photos.